The Simpson Co. Sheriff’s Dept. recently Pursued a stolen vehicle along US Highway 49 near Magee. The driver, Willie Gene Qualls, ran the stolen vehicle into the woods near the railroad tracks on Athens Road and fled on foot. A multi-agency manhunt is underway. The Sheriff's Department ask all residents to make sure that their vehicles are locked and the keys removed.
The investigation is ongoing and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.